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Toronto Aetherius Society: His Master’s Voice, stuff that goes boom, and a lack of proof (Part 2)

Toronto Aetherius Society: His Master’s Voice, stuff that goes boom, and a lack of proof (Part 2)

31 January 2012 by Karl Mamer

  After about an hour of bringing us up to speed on who King was and the beliefs of the Aetherius Society, Jaggard got into the “irrefutable evidence”. Alas, it was nothing like an alien body or parts of a saucer. Jaggard admits he believes the existence of alien-piloted UFOs is a given. Me, I’m […]

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Toronto Aetherius Society: Jesus, Venusians, and some bad astronomy (Part 1)

Toronto Aetherius Society: Jesus, Venusians, and some bad astronomy (Part 1)

30 January 2012 by Karl Mamer

My best friend Terry has, for the want of something to occupy his time, decided to become the leading expert on the Betty and Barney Hill UFO abduction case. I keep promising the listeners of my Conspiracy Skeptic podcast that I’m going to have him on as a guest and blow the lid off the […]

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Celebrate Carl Sagan Day!

Celebrate Carl Sagan Day!

06 November 2010 by Sara E. Mayhew

The celebrations to honour astronomer and science popularizer, Carl Sagan, begin today with the 2nd Annual Carl Sagan Day. Many events have been organized by skeptic groups that run between now and Sagan’s birthday, November 9th. Click on the image above to check out my celebratory post over at my blog, There Are Four Lights.

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We Live in a Bad Universe

We Live in a Bad Universe

02 September 2010 by Mitchell Gerskup

Phil Plait’s Bad Universe is perhaps best summed up in two words: Holy Haleakala! This show will dispel any notion you may have had about the tranquil and friendly nature of our universe. The truth is, the universe we live in is a dangerous place. Fortunately, we can identify what those dangers are and (hopefully) […]

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Victoria Day sunrise

I am CRUSHING your Sun!

27 May 2010 by Steve Thoms

About two years ago, I wrote a bi-weekly astronomy column for my university paper called “Stargazer Steve“, where I would write about this or that astronomical topic.  I haven’t done it in a while and I kind of miss it, so it’s high-time I resurrected it.  I took these pictures on Victoria Day morning (for […]

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How to be an Amateur Astronomer

How to be an Amateur Astronomer

05 January 2010 by Steve Thoms

With the International Year of Astronomy just coming to a close, I came to learn a great deal about how the general public views astronomy.  Regardless of age, income, religion, politics, or lifestyle, it seems that everyone gets inspired and awed when they look through a telescope.  I’ve been amateur-astronoming (yes, it’s a word, and […]

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